Public Policy and Politics
May 20, 2015 | Research News
Researchers identify mechanisms linking early adversity, disease later in life
Early socioeconomic adversity, such as poverty, low education and disadvantaged community, has both direct and indirect long-term effects on young adults' cardio-metabolic disease risk, according to researchers within the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
May 20, 2015 | Research News
UGA study assesses climate change vulnerability in Georgia
New research from the University of Georgia assesses the communities in the state most vulnerable to changes in temperature and precipitation.
May 18, 2015 | General News
UGA and Emory University offer new dual master’s degree in social work and divinity
The University of Georgia School of Social Work and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University have partnered to offer a dual master's degree in social work and divinity. It is the first dual degree to be offered between the two universities.
May 14, 2015 | General News
UGA law graduate Sally Yates confirmed as U.S. deputy attorney general
Yesterday, Sally Quillian Yates, former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and a 1986 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, was confirmed as U.S. deputy attorney general.
May 8, 2015 | General News
Hashimoto named associate dean for clinical programs at Georgia Law
The University of Georgia School of Law's Erica J. Hashimoto has been named the school's new associate dean for clinical programs and experiential learning. In this role, she will work to enhance and advance the school's real-practice learning offerings.
April 27, 2015 | General News
UGA experts watching Supreme Court oral arguments on same-sex marriage
Tomorrow, the U.S. Supreme Court will hold oral arguments in the challenges to state bans on same-sex marriage. Professors at the University of Georgia are watching the case for clues to see how the court will rule on the matter.
April 24, 2015 | Events on Campus
U.S. District Court Judge Steve Jones to deliver law Commencement speech
Steve C. Jones, U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of Georgia, will deliver the keynote address at the University of Georgia School of Law's Commencement on May 16 at 10 a.m. on the North Campus quadrangle in front of the law school. In the event of rain, graduation will be moved to Stegeman Coliseum.
April 13, 2015 | Honors & Awards
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle praises UGA for its service to the state
A commitment to service and having a sense of purpose is the bedrock that has made Georgia a great state, Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said Monday during his keynote speech at the 24th annual UGA Public Service and Outreach Meeting and Awards ceremony.
April 9, 2015 | Events on Campus
Holocaust survivor and Athens resident to speak at UGA
Holocaust survivor George Dynin will give a talk at the University of Georgia about his recently published memoir, "Aryan Papers," on April 14 at 5 p.m. in Room 214 of the Miller Learning Center.
April 6, 2015 | Events on Campus
Georgia Lt. Gov. Cagle to present UGA Public Service and Outreach 2015 keynote address
Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle will present the 2015 keynote address following the 24th annual University of Georgia Public Service and Outreach Awards presentations on April 13.
April 3, 2015 | Events on Campus
Protecting cultural heritage to be topic of UGA presentation
The University of Georgia Master of Historic Preservation Program will host a presentation titled "From Savannah to Syria: Protecting Cultural Heritage Through Law" to be delivered by Will Cook, the associate general counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The event will be held April 16 at 4:30 p.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall and is free and open to the public.
April 2, 2015 | Events on Campus
Media Advisory: Tonight’s Hollowell Lecture canceled
The fourth annual Donald L. Hollowell Lecture, scheduled for April 2 at 7 p.m. at the Morton Theatre in Athens, has been canceled.
March 31, 2015 | Research News
Chronic loneliness in older adults leads to more doctors’ office visits, UGA study finds
Experiences of loneliness and social isolation can lead to increased health care use among older adults, according to new research from the University of Georgia College of Public Health.
March 31, 2015 | Events on Campus
Harvard’s Werner Sollors to speak at UGA on German life after WWII
Werner Sollors, a cultural historian, author and Harvard University professor, will discuss life in Germany in the aftermath of World War II on April 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 350 of the University of Georgia's Miller Learning Center. A reception will follow.
March 30, 2015 | Honors & Awards
UGA students’ winning national public policy entry addresses homeless women’s hygiene
With an innovative proposal addressing a silent public health problem for homeless women, four students from the University of Georgia won the top prize in the fourth annual Public Policy Challenge National Invitational in Philadelphia earlier this month.